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Dec 2011
Retribution Falls - Chris Wooding - Gollancz, 2010
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I have read one other Chris Wooding many years ago, which I thought was an interesting new presentation of some standard fantasy tropes. This one does the same for steampunk SF, but rather more successfully. The characters are engaging, the world is interesting and the plot is (mostly) coherent and enjoyable. My main real criticism is that there is nothing in the plot that requires it to be SF.
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21 Oct 2004
The Weavers of Saramyr - Chris Wooding - Gollancz 2004
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This is book one of "the Braided Path", another big commercial fantasy series, and to be honest there is nothing startlingly original here. That said, Wooding has chosen some interesting dishes from the smorgasbord of fantasy (even if he hasn't added any new ones), and the meal he makes with them is actually not half bad.
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